It's been nearly a month since 33-year-old Rhiannon Young died after being hit by a motorist who then drove away on the U.S. 281 Bypass. The Great Bend Police Department continues to investigate, Detective David Bailey said.
City of Great Bend employees will see no increase in their Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance premiums in 2014, the City Council decided Monday night.
Explore the night sky and see the stars at Cheyenne Bottoms and the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Friday, Nov. 8. Fall provides some excellent views of the night sky and various stars, constellations, and planets will be viewed and discussed.
When a cat's body was found in some bushes last month, the Great Bend Police Department logged it as a cruelty to animals case with no leads.
It wasn't part of its regular agenda, but the Barton County Commission was glad to take up the matter.
Jean Cavanaugh recently attended a local soccer game where she witnessed something that made her eyes tear up a bit.
It was the "mane" event Thursday afternoon at Lincoln Elementary School. The second-grade Lincoln Lions were visited by representatives of the Great Bend Noon Lions and Scott Gregory, director of the Brit Spaugh Zoo. Club members shared how the youngsters could win a stuffed lion by competing in a story-writing contest to choose names for the new lion cubs coming to the Brit Spaugh Zoo next week. No "lyin'." The club is helping promote the ...
It was in February of last year that the Barton County Commission approved plans for the fund drive to raise money for an veterans memorial at Golden Belt Memorial Park. But the idea dates back almost a decade.
Beautiful Beginnings won the Tasters Choice Award at the 2013 Charity Chili Cook-off, Saturday in downtown Great Bend. Those who bought a $5 taster bracelet were allowed to sample the chili from 11 entrants, and to vote for their favorite. The entrants donated the chili, and proceeds will go to the Barton County Food Bank, said Sarah Krom with Sunflower Diversified Services, event organizer. Michael Beaver served Beaver's JSBBY Chili, taking third place for Johnsons ...
A group of Great Bend businesses are joining forces to honor the veterans of America's armed forces by hold a Veteran's Recognition Day on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Westgate Shopping Center.
HOISINGTON - Three Hoisington School District students recently used school acquired skills in a real life film for Ellsworth Correctional Facility. The video will be submitted for a marketing grant, which if the facility receives it, will be used to market the bicycle refurbishing program and the upgrades to the Spiritual Life Center.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story and photos were submitted by Brandon Steinert at Barton Community College. Steinert notes: All photos showing inmates have been approved to be published by the Kansas Department of Corrections. I have omitted the last name of a prisoner identified in the story to protect the victims and the inmate's identity, as requested by ECF personnel. Also, know that names shown on certificates in photos have been blurred out for the same ...
Female employees at the Barton County Appraisers Office dressed as the female evil villainesses from Disney movies on Halloween. Pictured are, from left: Wendy Prosser, Ursula, Sleeping Beauty; Barb Swayze, Evil Queen, Snow White; Ellen Fisher, Magnificent, Sleeping Beauty; Tracy Miller, Wicked Witch, Oz the Great Bend Powerful; Kathy Briney-Wagner, Mother Gothel, Tangled; and Jame Allen, Curella DeVille, 101 Dalmations.
The tastes and smells of the annual Charity Chili Cook-off will greet the senses Saturday as 10 entrants vie for bragging rights. All proceeds go to the Great Bend Food Bank, said Sarah Krom of Sunflower Diversified Service which sponsors the event.
Ghosts and goblins aren't the only things motorists should fear on Halloween and through the winter months. Deer distracted by the annual mating season known as the rut can be a real horror.
When Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies come upon an accident that looks like it was caused by inattentive driving, the first thing they do is grab the cell phone.
TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday announced Jackie McClaskey as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, succeeding Dale Rodman, who stepped down from the position Dec. 10.
ELLINWOOD -Kent Roth of Ellinwood announced today by social media Facebook post, Facebook:/kentrothesquire, the formation of an Exploratory Committee to test the waters for a race against incumbent Congressman Tim Huelskamp in the 2014 Republican primary election.
Barton Community College received an unqualified or "clean" audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, a representative from Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball accounting firm reported Tuesday. But after several years of working with a different auditor, the college did have some changes to make, BCC trustees learned. The management letter that accompanies the audit report noted two violations of state law: When contracting to build a new dormitory, the college entered the ...
The Bully Project, which involved the showing of an anti-bullying movie and other educational activities for local youth last month, seemed to be a success, organizers said.
Monday was Leonard Kaiser's final meeting as a board member of the Great Bend Recreation Commission, at least for now. The outgoing board member received a plaque for 17 years of service.
It should become easier to located offices in the Barton County Courthouse.
"It's so nice just to go hear live music," said Vern Fryberger, director of the Barton County Hilltop Singers. "This is kind of fun because it's mostly big band music but there's also some 50s and 60s and other more modern pieces."
ELLINWOOD - At one time, kindergarten was a place where students learned social skills, to sit still, and even to take a nap during their half day of school. No more.
Christmas came early for several local charities Wednesday morning as Farmers Bank and Trust held its 17th-annual Holiday Charity Coffee.
Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bend business.
Author Tammy Pugh.